Alcoholic Liver Disease

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Alcoholic/Ethanolic Liver Disease

Clinical syndrome and pathologic changes in the liver caused by alcohol. Most common case of liver disease. Chronic abuse of alcohol causes fatty deposits in liver, alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis.

Alcohol is metabolised in the liver, by alcohol dehydrogenase (mitochrondial) and oxidase enzymes of smooth endoplasmic reticulum.

Clinical features:
Ranges from non specific symptoms to cirrhosis

Treatment:
Cessation of alcohol consumption.

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